- 14/01/2014 at 3:58 am #24472
na didnt see it on tv.My closest beach has a slow gradient and is usually at least 150m of waves it is shallow unless you get out the back.So i usually fish further away beaches so hence wanting to cast along way.I can cast 60-80m at a guess so been looking at options ,will see how it goes.14/01/2014 at 4:13 am #24473
?? I fished a few times last year with a cannon ….237mtrs was the last cast ….ended up foul hooking a dolphin lmao ..
The trigger is the key …less efficient the trigger the higher the air pressure needed for serious distance .
We havent got the best trigger , so needed 160psi for that cast , may have even been 180….takes some effort with a hand pump .
With a good trigger we’d get that distance with half that pressure
Using an old 3Kg LPG bottle for the chamber14/01/2014 at 4:53 am #24474yellowfinParticipant
Was similar thing on discovery channel a while ago, they made bullets with the trace sinker etc and all made with minced up fish etc14/01/2014 at 5:00 am #24475
fishforpot14/01/2014 at 8:45 am #24476
A mate of mine made it from scratch …fairly clever mofo …
You can check it out sometime if you like ….pretty basic ..15/01/2014 at 8:56 am #24489
great,hey have you posted a photo of it on this forum?14/02/2014 at 5:14 am #24742
yes it seems the best trigger is a modified sprinkler valve,you take out the solenoid and replace it with a air gun trigger.Its apparently 10 times more efficient than a ball valve so less pressure is needed.good for 300 350 m with a 7-10 oz weight.18/02/2014 at 6:55 am #24785
Im not completely up to speed with the sprinkler valve idea ..
PM me your email addy and I will flick you a pic of the cannon …finally managed to drag it from the mates garage and take one .
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